Tampico: - Clarence F. Brandau, 81, of Rural Route 1, Tampico, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at CGH Medical Center, Sterling.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Yorktown, with the Rev. Jeffrey Clements, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Yorktown Cemetery, Yorktown. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Arrangements were completed by Garland Funeral Home, Tampico. A memorial has been established for St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Yorktown, or the Tampico Rescue Unit.

Mr. Brandau was born May 19, 1915, in Tampico, the son of Henry and Emma (Berge) Brandau. He married Eleanore Carlsen on Dec. 15, 1943, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Yorktown. He was a graduate of Tampico High School. He farmed in the Tampico area prior to retiring in 1982. He was a lifetime member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Brotherhood, former trustee of the church, and former drainage commissioner.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanore of Tampico; one daughter, Kathy (Ronald) Kelly of Tampico; three grandchildren, Steve (Nora) Kelly, Karla Kelly and Mark Kelly; one great-grandson; and one brother, Leo (Ruth) Brandau of Sterling.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, March 27, 1997 - Thursday, pg A2, submitted by Melva L. Taylor)




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